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Ben McAdoo, New York Giants (August 14, 2015)

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REPORT – BEN MCADOO AND DOUG MARRONE EARLY FAVORITES…
According to The New York Daily News, New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo and Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone are the early favorites to become the next head coach of the New York Giants. McAdoo interviewed with the Giants on Tuesday and Marrone on Saturday.

The Daily News says that New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin are not likely to receive “serious consideration for the job.” Both interviewed with the Giants last Thursday.

The Giants will interview former Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith, who will interview on Monday.

The Giants also interviewed Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase on Friday but he was hired by the Miami Dolphins as their next year head coach on Saturday. NJ.com and The Daily News reported that the Giants were also interested in Cincinnati Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson, but he is reportedly on the verge of being hired by the San Francisco 49ers as their next head coach.

All interviews have been conducted by team President/CEO John Mara and Senior Vice President/General Manager Jerry Reese.

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Jan 092016
 
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Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons (December 21, 2014)

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GIANTS TO INTERVIEW MIKE SMITH ON MONDAY…
According to multiple press reports, the New York Giants will interview former Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith on Monday. The 56-yeard old Smith coached the Falcons from 2008-2014, compiling a 66-46 regular season record and a 1-4 playoff record. Smith was out of football in 2015.

As reported previously, other candidates include:

  • 38-year old New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo, who interviewed on Tuesday. McAdoo has also interviewed with the Eagles.
  • 56-year old New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who interviewed on Thursday.
  • 50-year old Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin, who interviewed on Thursday. Austin has also interviewed with the Browns.
  • 37-year old Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, who interviewed on Friday, but was hired by the Miami Dolphins as their new head coach on Saturday.
  • 51-year old Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone, who interviewed on Saturday. Marrone has also interviewed with the Eagles and Browns. There are conflicting media reports on whether or not Marrone would accept McAdoo as his offensive coordinator. The New York Post is reporting that Marrone would keep McAdoo as his offensive coordinator and hire Jim Schwartz as his defensive coordinator. NJ.com says one source said Marrone would “never” keep McAdoo.

All interviews have been conducted by team President/CEO John Mara and Senior Vice President/General Manager Jerry Reese.

GIANTS ASSISTANT COACHES STILL UNDER CONTRACT…
According to NJ.com, all of the New York Giants assistant coaches are still under contract and have one more year left on their existing deals. NJ.com reports that these coaches “have been allowed to loosely inquire about outside opportunities, but teams still need to ask for permission to have an official interview.”

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Jan 092016
 
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TOM COUGHLIN TO INTERVIEW WITH EAGLES ON MONDAY…
According to multiple press reports, former New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin will interview with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday for their head coaching vacancy. Coughlin officially resigned from the Giants on Tuesday. Since Coughlin has one year left on his contract with the Giants, the team had the ability to block the interview but apparently chose not to do so.

The New York Post is reporting that multiple teams have expressed interest in  Coughlin, including for front office positions. At Coughlin’s press conference on Tuesday, New York Giants President/CEO John Mara indicated that the team would like Coughlin to remain with Giants in some capacity.

JOHN MARA ON ESPN RADIO
The audio of Friday’s ESPN Radio interview with New York Giants President/CEO John Mara is available at ESPN.com.

DOLPHINS HIRE ADAM GASE…
The Miami Dolphins have hired Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase as the team’s new head coach. Gase interviewed with the Giants on Friday for their head coaching vacancy as well.

STATUS OF GIANTS HEAD COACHING SEARCH…
With Adam Gase now out of the picture, these are the remaining coaches the New York Giants have expressed interest in their search for a new head coach:

  • 38-year old New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo, who interviewed on Tuesday.
  • 56-year old New York Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who interviewed on Thursday.
  • 50-year old Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin, who interviewed on Thursday.
  • 51-year old Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone, who interviews on Saturday.

“We want to make sure we get the right guy,” said Giants President/CEO John Mara on Friday. “There’s always an advantage to try to do it sooner rather than later. There are a lot of assistant coaches out there who are looking for jobs, and you have the chance to get the best ones if you do it sooner. But it’s more important for us to take our time and get the right guy… There’s no specific timetable, but I’m always cognizant of what other teams are doing. I’d like to get it done soon, but not at the expense of finding the right guy.”

KEVIN ABRAMS APPEARS SAFE…
As previously reported, New York Giants Assistant General Manager Kevin Abrams interviewed with the Detroit Lions for their general manager vacancy. Abrams is the salary cap expert for the Giants. However, the Lions have hired New England Patriots Director of Pro Scouting Bob Quinn for the position. Former New York Giants General Manager Ernie Accorsi (1998-2007) is serving as a consultant for the Lions and he has ties to Abrams.

PAT FLAHERTY INTERVIEWING WITH COLTS…
FOXSports is reporting that New York Giants Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty is interviewing with the Indianapolis Colts for their offensive line coach vacancy.

JON BEASON TO HAVE KNEE SURGERY, MAY RETIRE…
Injury-prone New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason revealed on Friday that he needs offseason knee surgery, and depending on how his body responds, may retire from the NFL. Beason. The Giants placed Beason on season-ending Injured Reserve in November with ankle and knee injuries. He played in just five games in 2015 and finished the season with only 18 tackles. Beason’s 2014 NFL season was basically wiped out due to a ligament tear and fracture to the sesamoid bone in his right foot during an OTA practice in June. He ended up playing in only four games in 2014 and finished the season with just 11 tackles. He has not played in more than five games in four of the last five seasons due to various injuries.

“You go through the rehab process and you get back out there and you run around and you decide, ‘Hey, I can still be who I once was.’ If I can’t then it will be time for me to hang it up,” said Beason.

Beason has one year left on his current contract with the Giants worth $2.8 million in salary. But his salary cap hit is far higher – estimated in the $6 million range. Thus, there is a good chance the Giants will part ways with him regardless of how he recovers this offseason.

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Jan 072016
 
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Teryl Austin, Detroit Lions (October 30, 2015)

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GIANTS INTERVIEW TERYL AUSTIN AND STEVE SPAGNUOLO…
The New York Giants will interview both Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin and their own defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, for the team’s head coaching vacancy on Thursday. Austin has received interest from the Browns, Eagles, and Dolphins. Austin also satisfies the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football positions.

As reported previously, other candidates include:

  • New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo, who interviewed on Tuesday.
  • Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, who will interview on Friday.
  • Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone, who will interview on Saturday.
  • Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott – no known scheduled interview.

GIANTS RE-SIGN LOUIS NIX TO RESERVE/FUTURE DEAL…
The New York Giants have re-signed defensive tackle Louis Nix to a reserve/future contract. Nix is the the sixth Practice Squad player re-signed by the Giants this week.

Nix was signed by the Giants after he was waived by the Houston Texans in September 2015. He was active in four games but rarely saw any action. The Giants waived him in November and then signed him to the Practice Squad. Nix was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Texans. He has been plagued with injuries, having knee surgery in 2013 at Notre Dame, knee surgery in the summer of 2014 with the Texans, and then a wrist issue that landed him on Injured Reserve in September 2014 with the Texans. He never played in a regular-season game with Houston. Nix is a strong, mammoth nose tackle-type lineman who can take on the double-team and hold the point-of-attack when healthy. Although Nix is a good athlete for his size, he is more of a run defender than pass rusher. Nix’s professionalism and work ethic were questioned in Houston.